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  • Mint & pistachio chocolate fridge cake

    GEE’S SUMMERDOWN MINT AND PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE FRIDGE CAKE MAKES 24 BARS Ingredients 300g dark chocolate (72% cocoa) roughly chopped 2 drops Summerdown peppermint oil 100g golden syrup 120g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes Pinch of salt 100g dried cranberries or cherries, soaked in 2 tbsp of rum for 30 minutes 170g digestive biscuits, roughly …

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  • Our 2021-22 Impact report

      Pour yourself a cup of Summerdown’s tea and have a read of our first Impact Report to learn more about Summerdown and what makes us tick.

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  • WIN a luxury Christmas food hamper

      For this amazing Christmas giveaway worth over £85, we’ve got together with two of our favourite Hampshire food brands; ChalkStream®️ and Cambrook Nuts, to offer you a selection of delicious treats just perfect for nibbles and starters. With Summerdown providing the sweet peppermint treats, that’s your Christmas feast covered. Enter here. 

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  • Winner BBC Food & Farming Awards

      On Wednesday, Jo, Rosie and Ian travelled to Cardiff to the BBC Food & Farming awards and came home with the ‘Best drinks producer’ award for our peppermint tea. To say we were absolutely thrilled, is an understatement.  You can listen to more about the awards and our peppermint tea on BBC Radio 4 …

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  • Meet Jo & discover what makes him tick

    Continuing our ‘meet the team’ profiles, please meet Jo who heads up our Sales & Marketing team and is Grandson of our founder, Sir Michael Colman. Jo joined the family business 5 years ago, having started his career in politics and then followed his passion for all things food, working at Jude’s Ice Cream, our …

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  • Mint on the move – Christmas fairs

    It’s that time of year again when Catherine is travelling around London and the South West, taking Summerdown on the road to some brilliant Christmas fairs. See below where she’s going to be and please come and say hi – we love to meet our customers, new and old and hear all about your Summerdown …

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  • Introducing our new herb farmer and distiller

    In the first of our ‘meet the team’ profiles, we’d like to introduce you to Rosie. Rosie is our herb grower and distiller who officially joined Summerdown’s farm team in May this year. Rosie has worked in different areas of the agricultural sector, from harvest work driving tractors and trailers at Summerdown, to being a …

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  • Jude’s icecream launches Mint Chocolate icecream

    We’re delighted to reveal a new project we’ve been working on with our friends @judesicecream – plant based Mint Chocolate ice cream expertly churned by Jude’s, using our finest Black Mitcham peppermint oil. This minty delight is full of chocolate swirls and chocolate pieces and is absolutely delicious. You can grab yourself a tub exclusively …

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  • Shortlisted for BBC Food & Farming Award

      We are absolutely thrilled that our peppermint tea has been shortlisted in the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming awards in the ‘Drinks Producer’ category. Launched in 2000, to mark the 20th anniversary of Radio 4’s The Food Programme, their mission is to honour those who have done most to promote the cause of …

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  • Summerdown scoops 2 more Great Taste Awards

    Both our new Peppermint & Camomile tea and our dark chocolate Neopolitans found in our Mint Chocolate Collection have won a 2022 Great Taste Award, taking our tally to 31 awards!     The judges praised the tea as ‘fresh and uplifting’, with a wonderfully strong peppermint character. The mint flavour is very clean with …

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  • Win a box of peppermint brownies

      To celebrate National Picnic week from 18th – 26th June, we’ve teamed up with Hampshire-based the Homemade Brownie Company to giveaway 5 boxes of their seriously delicious peppermint brownies made with our pure English Black Mitcham peppermint oil and dark chocolate peppermint crisps. The Homemade Brownie Company produces their luxury chocolate brownies using the …

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  • Find joy in your garden

      This National Gardening Week, we’re delighted to read that the RHS are encouraging gardeners to find the joy in gardening. “Whether it’s sowing seeds together, taking a moment’s break to nurture your houseplants or kicking back with a cup of tea in your favourite green space, there’s so much joy to be found in gardening …

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